In Summerside, the boardwalk by the bay has squirrels in residence in its forested areas.
The breeding season for these red squirrels is February and March, so there are young squirrels on the trail these days.
While we do not trust them, they appear to be as tame as their parents,
coming around your legs when you stop in their area.
The fur looks new, like the fuzzy hair of a newborn.
Perfection of colouring, claws, whiskers and toes is striking. Their interest in people as a source of food and their comfort around people as they eat, provide us with an opportunity to take pictures. Though they are rodents, like rats and mice, they are tiny examples of the perfection we find in nature.
We must enjoy this time because young'uns grow up so quickly these days!